Analysis of the impact of the body mass index in patients with gastric carcinoma

Surgery Today, 05/07/2012

BMI might be a representation of the physical condition brought about by the extent of tumor progression rather than a factor influencing the factors related to gastric carcinoma.


  • The correlation of BMI with clinicopathological features and operation–related factors was analyzed in 308 patients with gastric carcinoma who had undergone distal or total gastrectomy.


  • There was no significant correlation of obesity, indicated by a high value of BMI, with tumor–related factors including survival, or with operation–related factors.
  • On the other hand, more advanced tumors and worse preoperative nutritional and immunological conditions were found in patients with a lower value of BMI.

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